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JEWI SH BOOK ANNUAL
86
L
a n g h
, P
h il ip
A., rabbi; b. Hungary, Jan. 20, 1895; came to U. S. in infancy;
rabbi congs. Chicago, Boston, Seattle, Oakland; active in communal life,
Jewish education, art; author of
Four Thousand Years of Jewish Contributions
to Civilization, Story of Jewish Culture;
contrib. ed.
Jewish Advocate
Boston,
Chicago Sentinel;
d. Oakland, Calif., Dec. 22, 1946.
L
e
־
v in
, J
o s e p h
B., rabbi; b. Poland, Oct. 1866; rabbi New Haven, Newark; instruc-
tor talmudic'law Yeshiva Coll. New York 1917-43; author of
Yad Halevi,
commentary on Talmud; contributor to Hebrew publications; d. Newark,
N.
J . ,
Dec. 12, 1946.
L
i p s k y
, A
br am
,
teacher, author; b.
ca.
1873; came to U. S. 1875; teacher of English
in N. Y. high schools; author of books, incl.
Bible Stories
used in Jewish Sunday
schools; d. Washington, D. C., May 2, 1946.
M
il t o n
, M
a x
,
Yiddish poet; b.
ca.
1868; contributor poems to Yiddish news-
papers; author of novel
Chaos;
d. Chicago, 111., Aug. 2, 1946.
R
a i s i n
,
Jacob Salmon, rabbi, author; b. Nieswiez, Russia, Oct. 19, 1878; came to
U. S. 1892; educ. Coll. of City of N. Y., U. of Cincinnati, U. of Denver, He-
brew Union Coll., and Albany Law School; rabbi Cong. Beth Elohim, Charles-
ton, S. C., 1915-44; rabbi emeritus since 1944; formerly served congs. in Butte,
Mont., Las Vegas, N. M., and Troy, N. Y., author of
Sect, Creed and Custom in
Judaism
,
Haskalah Movement in Russia, Twice-Told Talmud Tales, Humani-
tarianism of the Laws of Israel
, and other books; contributor to Hebrew and
English periodicals and to
Jewish Encyclopedia
; d. Charleston, S. C., Jan. 11,
1946.
R
e v u s k y
, A
b r a h am
,
diplomat, author, journalist; b. Smiela, Kiev, Russia, Feb. 12,
1889; lived in Palestine as child and 1919-22; came to tJ. S. 1924; educ. Pales-
tine, Vienna, Austria, and Odessa, Russia; contributor to newspapers and
periodicals, in Russian, Yiddish, English and French; deputy Ukrainian Cen-
tral Rada 1917; dir. dept, of natl self-govt Jewish Ministry of Ukraine
1917-18; appointed minister Jewish affairs by Ukrainian Directorium January
1919 (resigned); in U. S., member editorial staff
Jewish Morning Journal
, New
York, since 1924; author of
Reminiscences of a Jewish Minister
,
Jews in Pales-
tine
; d. Yonkers, N. Y., Feb. 8, 1946.
R
o s k in
, J
a n o t
S., music director; b. Latvia,
ca.
1886; came to U. S.
ca.
1933;
collected, published, Jewish folk songs; d. Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 5, 1946.
S
a d ow s k y
, S
olomon
S . ,
rabbi, author; b. Russia, May 5, 1879; came to U.
S .
1902;
rabbi Russia, Albany, Cong. Agudas Achim Nusach Ari Rochester since 1920;
author of
Necromancy in the Hebrew Literature, Rabbi Akiba ben Joseph,
and
Universal Jewish Problems
; contributor to newspapers; d. Rochester, N. Y.,
Oct. 31, 1946.
S
ch om er
, A
braham
S . ,
author, communal worker; b. Russia, 1876; came to U. S.
1891; in law practice New York; author of
Die Allrightnik.es
,
Oifen Yam Oder
der Geller Passport, Eikele Mazik, Der Sod
,
Der Naier Dor, Baruch Dein Ernes
,
Der Griener Millioner, Hatikvah, Der Kampf, Hershendike Leidenshaftn, Der
Heiliger Flam, Dos Inerliche Licht
,
Die Wissenshaft fun der Menshlicher Ge-
shichte,
and other dramas, comedies, farces, articles on the Jewish question,
causes of anti-Semitism, etc; a founder HIAS; founder World and American
Jewish Congress movements; d. Los Angeles, Calif., Aug. 16, 1946.
S
h e r m a n
, E
l ie z e r
L . ,
author, Hebrew scholar; b. Ukraine,
ca.
1885; came to U.
S .
1908; author of
Hirshele Ostropoler, Der Mensh Bialik,
and other books in
Hebrew and Yiddish; veteran •World War I; d. Philadelphia, Pa., Mar. 7, 1946.
S
t y b e l
, A
bra h am
J
o s e p h
,
publisher, patron of Hebrew literature; b. Poland, 1885;
came to U.
S .
ca.
1939; financed publication of over 1,000 Hebrew books;
founded Stybel Publishing House 1918, originally Moscow, later Warsaw, New
York, with branches in other cities, publishing original Hebrew works and
Hebrew translations of world classics and two literary journals,
Hatekufah
and
Miklat;
d. New York, N. Y., Sept. 16, 1946.